Kappes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The ancient Dalriadan clans of Scotland spawned the name Kappes. It is derived from the son of the blond one, or son of Alpin.
Early Origins of the Kappes family
The surname Kappes was first found in Argyllshire (Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute, where they were descended from King Kenneth MacAlpin who was murdered by the Picts near Dundee in the year 834. MacAlpin is generally considered to have been the first king to rule both Scots and Picts, and as such, was the first king of Scotland.
Further to the south, the variant Alby hailed from Alby, a parish, in the union of Aylsham, hundred of South Erpingham, E. division of Norfolk. "This place, which was anciently called Oslby, is intersected by the road from Aylsham to Cromer, and includes the hamlets of Alby Common and Alby Hill." 
Early History of the Kappes family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kappes research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1395, 1405, 1531, 1557, 1658, 1725 and 1692 are included under the topic Early Kappes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kappes Spelling Variations
In the Middle Ages, the translation between Gaelic and English was not a highly developed process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and so, an enormous number of spelling variations appear in records of early Scottish names. Kappes has appeared as MacAlpine, MacAlpin, MacAilpein (Gaelic) and others.
Early Notables of the Kappes family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the Clan from early times was Sir John MacAlpin; John MacAlpine (Latin: Maccabeus) (died 1557), a Scottish Protestant theologian; and Joseph Capen (1658-1725), a Massachusetts clergyman who during...
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Migration of the Kappes family to Ireland
Some of the Kappes family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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| Kappes migration to the United States ||+|
Many settled along the east coast of what would become the United States and Canada. As the American War of Independence broke out, those who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these hardy Dalriadan-Scottish settlers began to recover their collective history in the 20th century with the advent of the vibrant culture fostered by highland games and Clan societies in North America. Highland games, clan societies, and other organizations generated much renewed interest in Scottish heritage in the 20th century. The Kappes were among the earliest of the Scottish settlers as immigration passenger lists have shown:
Kappes Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Hans Georg Kappes, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751 
- Gottfried Kappes, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752 
- Casper Kappes, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 
- Balt has Kappes, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1764 
- Jacob Kappes, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1786 
Kappes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Johann Kappes, who landed in Brazil in 1847 
- Johann Ludwig Kappes, who arrived in Brazil in 1849 
- Karoline Kappes, who arrived in Brazil in 1849 
- Friedrich Kappes, aged 18, who landed in America in 1853 
- Anna Katharina Kappes, aged 46, who arrived in New York, NY in 1856 
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| Kappes migration to Canada ||+|
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Kappes Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Adam Kappes, who arrived in Canada in 1777-1783
|Contemporary Notables of the name Kappes (post 1700) ||+|
- Stephen R. Kappes (b. 1951), American former Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
- Andreas Kappes (b. 1965), retired German road racing cyclist
- Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)